|Construction will begin Monday (April 23) on the $2.6 million project to replace the structurally-deficient bridge over the east branch of the Perkiomen Creek in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced. The new bridge is expected to last 100 years.|
Crews will work over the next year to replace the existing four-span concrete encased I-beam with a three-span steel beam bridge. The new structure will have two 11-foot travel lanes, a five-foot shoulder and an eight-foot shoulder/bike lane. The roadway will also be realigned.
The current bridge was built in 1931and is posted with a 14-ton weight restriction. It is 190 feet long and 35 feet wide. The structure carries 2,138 vehicles a day.
During construction, Salfordville Road will be closed between Haldeman Road and Groffs Mill Road. Traffic will be detoured over Cross Road, Route 73, and Haldeman Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
Pennsy Supply Inc., of Lancaster, Pa., is the general contractor on the $2,666,269 contract that is financed with 100 percent state funds. The contract has an expiration date of May 29, 2013.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.
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For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/district6 or call 610.205.6700.
Media contact: Charles Metzger, Community Relations Coordinator,